ACWA 2023 Fall Conference Attorney Programs

  • Dec 11, 2023
  • Presentations & Multimedia

Presentations from the Attorney Programs held during ACWA’s 2023 Fall Conference & Expo Nov. 28-30 in Indian Wells are available below. Please note that this list includes only those presentations and materials made available to ACWA.

For a listing of all sessions and programs, please refer to the full mobile conference program.

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Wednesday, November 29

Attorney/Finance Program – Proposition 218: Protecting Local Ratemaking Authority  PRESENTATION

  • Moderator: Cindy Tuck, Association of California Water Agencies
  • Panelist: Rebecca Anderson Smith, Downey Brand LLP
  • Panelist: Lutfi Kharuf, Best Best & Krieger LLLP
  • Panelist: Richard Rios, Olson Remcho LLP

Thursday, November 30

Attorney Program – Let’s Get Ethical: The New 1090 Gives Water Agencies More Flexibility  PRESENTATION

  • Panelist: Catherine Groves, Hanson Bridgett LLP
  • Panelist: Andree Lee, EKI Environment & Water
  • Panelist: Allison Schutte, Hanson Bridgett LLP

Attorney/Water Trend Program: Navigating the PFAS Lawsuits: From Litigation to Compensation  HANDOUT

  • Moderator: Andrew Gagen, Kidman Gagen Law LLP
  • Panelist: Jason Dadakis, Orange County Water District  PRESENTATION
  • Panelist: Anya Kwan, Best Best & Krieger LLP  PRESENTATION
  • Panelist: Ana Schwab, Best Best & Krieger LLP  PRESENTATION